The Next Round Table Conference Call is

Friday, May 26, 2017
1 PM (Eastern Time)

This is an informal time to gather on a tele-conference to discuss successes and challenges you encounter in the nutrition counseling process. The topics are generated by those on the call.

No need to register.
Just call: 857-216-6700
Conference Code: 163008


The recording of the Winter, 2017 Round Table call is available here.

We had about 25 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

• How often to schedule sessions
• Handling limited time efficiently
• Using summaries to focus and to end a session
• Resources for those new to eating disorders


The recording of the Fall, 2016 Round Table call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

We had about 30 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • How to collect data on nutrition counseling effectiveness to present to supervisors.
  • What to do when clients don’t understand what we can do for them.
  • Handling a client who resists working with a psychotherapist.
  • Communicating with a primary care provider who you disagree with.
  • How to respond to a client who gets off track and then puts herself down.

On the call I promised to point you to a few of my Counseling Tips that pertain to some of these concerns. If you don’t have the Practice Workbook that contains one of these Tips, email me and I’ll send along a PDF of that Tip.

#35 What to do When Stuck (In Volume 2)

#77 Professional Working Relationships (In Volume 3)

#81 How to Bring Up Tough Stuff (In Volume 3)

#97 Guilt and Shame (In Archives)

#98 Making referrals (In Archives)


The recording of the Spring, 2016 Round Table call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

We had about 20 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • After finding out a new client’s goals, how to go deeper to evoke motivation.
  • In a Head Start Program, how to approach parents of overweight children in a way that is respectful and not apt to evoke defensiveness.
  • Clients who return for visits but are not making changes.
  • How to handle supervision of other dietitians around counseling skills, especially if one does not seem to “get” the MI spirit.

The recording of the Winter, 2016 Round Table call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

We had about 20 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • How to discuss a fad diet with a client
  • Working with “non-compliant frequent flyers” as an inpatient RD
  • The best wording for asking permission to give advice
  • A client with an eating disorder who does not want to know her weight and refuses to gain to her ideal weight.
  • Whether to post your fees on your website

 

The recording of the Fall, 2015 Round Table call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

We had over 60 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • A success story of sticking with a client who did not seem ready to make changes.
  • The joy and inspiration that comes when a client who has struggled with an eating disorder for a long time and finally makes real changes.
  • How to address long-term clients, such as in a dialysis center, who are not ready to make changes.
  • Best ways to work with clients who have very limited time and/or money.
  • Balancing a client’s goals with our goals when they conflict.
  • What to do when we know a client is lying to us.
  • When teaching in an academic setting, how to handle students who talk in the back of class.

 

The recording of the Spring, 2015 Round Table Call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

We had a lively discussion with 32 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • How to best work with long-term clients, such as in a dialysis center, who are not ready to make changes.
  • Ideas for clients taking their own notes of a session.
  • Food and emotions journaling using an app vs. writing on paper.
  • Issues when clients send you photos of meals.
  • Maximizing effectiveness of tele-health sessions.

The recording of the Winter, 2015 Round Table Call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

 

40 people called in. Some of the topics discussed:

  • Ideas for marketing for a private practice
  • Coordinating care with multi-problem clients
  • Supporting other dietitians who have counseling challenges
  • How to respond to “just give me a meal plan”
  • Advanced degrees in counseling and other fields
  • What to do when a client comes back and has not done what they said they intended to do

The recording of the Fall Round Table Call is available here. (Click on the left end of the bar.)

  • We had a lively discussion with 25 on the call. Some of the topics we discussed:

  • Teaching counseling skills to undergraduates, finding “counseling” opportunities for them, giving them feedback
  • How to shift a “nutrition report card” in a dialysis clinic to be less judgmental
  • Resources for advancing counseling skills
  • How to handle clients who bring up important, sensitive topics that effect nutrition and are outside the scope of the counseling
  • A phone coaching client who say, “I don’t know”
  • Staying within a dietitian’s scope of practice when family dynamics interfere with the eating process
  • Use of contracts and packages in nutrition counseling